Gina Carano poses for the cover of ESPN Magazine…
…and I get a thousand hits. The story:
Tennis star Serena Williams, the NBA’s Dwight Howard, the NFL’s Adrian Peterson and mixed martial artist Gina Carano are among the 30-plus athletes posing nude or semi-nude in ESPN The Magazine’s first-ever “Body Issue” hitting newsstands Oct. 9.
Carano is one of the cover…um…models? They did six different covers, each featuring one of six athletes (three men, three women). Carano’s one of them.
While I can certainly see some anatomical and artistic interest in something like this, let’s be honest: this is a ploy for more readership (much like this post). And it’s going to work.
Except, maybe for this:
In another section called “Exposure,” groups of athletes from the LPGA, the U.S. Women’s Softball Team, the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, Major League Soccer’s D.C. United and even a group of poker players pose in their birthday suits.
Anyway, the only reason I’m posting about it is: lots and lots of people are googling Gina Carano now, and I’m getting a lot of traffic – Yuri Fujikawa-sized traffic – on this old post, featuring Carano’s picture.
One more thing: the article says they didn’t ask Danica Patrick, but since they’re going to do this once a year from here on out, they’ll probably ask her in the future.